jueves, 17 de marzo de 2016

The Airport

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/episode50/languagepoint.shtml

Parts of an airport:

a duty-free shop
a shop in an airport where you don't have to pay taxes on the goods you buy

a departure lounge
the part of an airport where you wait until you get on the plane

a gate
the place in the airport where you go to get onto your flight

a runway
the part of an airport, like a road, which planes use when arriving or departing from an airport

a control tower
the building in an airport which tells planes when it is safe for them to take off and land

Air travel jobs:

the cabin crew
the people who look after passengers during a flight

a pilot
a person who flies a plane

a baggage handler
a person who is responsible for your luggage, after you check-in, and takes it to the plane

an immigration officer
a person who checks your visa and passport when you go into a country

a customs officer
a person who checks you are not trying to bring illegal food, drugs, guns or other items into a country


Things you find on a plane:

a cockpit
the place where the pilots sit to control the plane

a galley
the area on a plane where the cabin crew prepare meals and store duty-free goods etc.

a trolley
a small cupboard with wheels. Cabin crews use trolleys to take food and drink to passengers during a flight

a seatbelt
a safety feature on planes to secure passengers in their seats

an overhead locker
a storage area above passengers' heads in a plane

a tray-table
a small table that is stored in the back of the seat in front of you on a plane

an oxygen mask
a piece of safety equipment which passengers put over their nose and mouth to help them breath if there is an emergency on a plane

hand luggage (uncountable)
small bags or suitcases which passengers carry with them onto the plane

checked baggage/luggage (uncountable)
large suitcases or bags which passengers don't carry with them onto the plane but which are put in the hold (the storage area of a plane)


Verbs about air travel:

to check in
to show your travel documents to the airline staff in the airport so that you can begin your journey

to board/to embark
to go onto a plane at the beginning of the journey

to disembark
to get off a plane

to take off
to start flying in the air

to taxi
to move a plane slowly along the ground before or after flying

to cruise
to fly at a steady speed

to land
to bring a plane down to the ground

to fasten/unfasten a seatbelt
to secure two parts of your seat-belt together/to untie your seatbelt

to approach (the runway)
to fly at slow speak towards the runway

to declare
to give information about goods or money you are bringing into a country

Vocabulary:

a standstill:
a stop or an end

a designated area:
a place that is signed for a particular purpose (for example, a designated smoking area)

a terminal building:
the part of an airport where planes arrive or depart from

a message:
text information to or from a mobile phone

to confiscate:
to take something away from someone as a punishment for doing something wrong

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